Inspired by Stone provides a portal of natural stone awareness including stories with geological references, physical property and application qualities, and even color trends that aid in the proper selection of natural stone materials to satisfy specific design ideals. Explore innovative and creative examples that further illustrate the remarkable flexibility in design and installation possible with natural stone.

Inspired by Stone provides a portal of natural stone awareness including stories with geological references, physical property and application qualities, and even color trends that aid in the proper selection of natural stone materials to satisfy specific design ideals. Explore innovative and creative examples that further illustrate the remarkable flexibility in design and installation possible with natural stone.

Use Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces to Increase Well-Being

Many people live a fast-paced stressful existence in spaces dominated by concrete and other unnatural materials. Even in environments where natural stone is used, it can be taken for granted. We focus on its practicality and ability to boost productivity, rather than appreciating its properties that induce well-being.

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How Natural Stone Helps Create Balance in Spas

When Tamara Wills, owner of Allyu Spa in Chicago, decided to open the doors of her spa almost a decade ago, her intention was to create an inviting space for guests to connect with their bodies. First order of business: to transform the industrial space at in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Natural stone plays a big role in many spa designs, but Wills took it one step further by using it as a focal point and creating a transitional piece to bring the organic and industrial feel of the space into harmony.

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Discovering New Forms of Art in Natural Stone

Art can take on many different shapes and sizes in a variety of mediums. From watercolor paintings and bronze sculptures to still-life photographs and wood carvings, art can become the focal point of any interior living space. What if art could become part of a home’s architecture in unexpected ways? It can, and it comes in the form of natural stone.

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Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

Natural stone is going big. Homeowners are asking for stone to be used on vertical surfaces indoors, especially slabs among high-end design projects, to make a bold design statement. New natural stone options are making it easier for homeowners to get creative.

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Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

If color forecasters are to be believed, 2017 will be the year of greenery, deep purple (called Shadow), and taupe (Poised Taupe, to be exact), according to Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams, respectively. Considering each of these hues are nowhere near one another on the color wheel, is it any surprise homeowners are wondering how to incorporate them into their designs? Might this year’s colors impact how homeowners and businesses choose natural stone designs?

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Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

In the 18th and 19th century, homes were built from what was available nearby. In many parts of the country, the most easily accessible material was natural stone. Because of the durability of this material that comes straight from the earth, many of the stone farmhouses from that era still exist. Some remain part of fully functioning farms, while others have been converted for new purposes.

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Use Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces to Increase Well-Being

Use Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces to Increase Well-Being

Many people live a fast-paced stressful existence in spaces dominated by concrete and other unnatural materials. Even in environments where natural stone is used, it can be taken for granted. We focus on its practicality and ability to boost productivity, rather than appreciating its properties that induce well-being.

read more
How Natural Stone Helps Create Balance in Spas

How Natural Stone Helps Create Balance in Spas

When Tamara Wills, owner of Allyu Spa in Chicago, decided to open the doors of her spa almost a decade ago, her intention was to create an inviting space for guests to connect with their bodies. First order of business: to transform the industrial space at in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Natural stone plays a big role in many spa designs, but Wills took it one step further by using it as a focal point and creating a transitional piece to bring the organic and industrial feel of the space into harmony.

read more
Discovering New Forms of Art in Natural Stone

Discovering New Forms of Art in Natural Stone

Art can take on many different shapes and sizes in a variety of mediums. From watercolor paintings and bronze sculptures to still-life photographs and wood carvings, art can become the focal point of any interior living space. What if art could become part of a home’s architecture in unexpected ways? It can, and it comes in the form of natural stone.

read more
Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

Natural stone is going big. Homeowners are asking for stone to be used on vertical surfaces indoors, especially slabs among high-end design projects, to make a bold design statement. New natural stone options are making it easier for homeowners to get creative.

read more
Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

If color forecasters are to be believed, 2017 will be the year of greenery, deep purple (called Shadow), and taupe (Poised Taupe, to be exact), according to Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams, respectively. Considering each of these hues are nowhere near one another on the color wheel, is it any surprise homeowners are wondering how to incorporate them into their designs? Might this year’s colors impact how homeowners and businesses choose natural stone designs?

read more
Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

In the 18th and 19th century, homes were built from what was available nearby. In many parts of the country, the most easily accessible material was natural stone. Because of the durability of this material that comes straight from the earth, many of the stone farmhouses from that era still exist. Some remain part of fully functioning farms, while others have been converted for new purposes.

read more